Robb Report

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Robb Report
February 2013 Travel Issue of Robb Report.jpg
Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President[1] Brett Anderson[1]
Categories Lifestyle
Frequency Monthly
Publisher David Arnold,
Group Publisher and Senior Vice President[1]
Total circulation
Year founded 1976
Company Penske Media Corporation and Rockbridge
Country United States
Based in Malibu, California 90265[1]
Language English; other (see article)
ISSN 0279-1447

The Robb Report is an American, English-language, luxury-lifestyle magazine featuring products — including automobiles, aviation, boating, real estate and watches — for affluent consumers.


The Robb Report, originally titled Twentieth Century Confederates, was founded in 1976[2] by Robert L "Rusty" White as a newsletter to sell his personal collection of Civil War memorabilia and Rolls-Royce automobiles.[3] White distributed his newsletter to members of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club as mimeographed loose-leaf pages, and he provided a suede three-ring binder to paying subscribers. The publication matured into an advertorial, one of the first of its kind, catering to affluent clientele. The blend of advertising and editorial was broadcast to high-end, affluent consumers via advertisements in Architectural Digest.[3]

In 2002, the "Robb Report" brand was sold for US$150 million to CurtCo Media, after which CurtCo was renamed Curtco Robb Media LLC; TD Capital[clarification needed] financed part of the acquisition.[citation needed] The Robb Report has partnered with Bespoke Collection to develop auction items for Auction Napa Valley.[4] In 2014, Robb Report was acquired by Rockbridge, the private equity firm of Dan Gilbert, for $60 million.[5] In 2017, Rockbridge created a joint venture for the Robb Report with Penske Media Corporation.[6]


In addition to featuring luxury products, the magazine also suggests travel plans, routinely mentioning many wealthy communities including Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills, and La Jolla, California, along with Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; and Greenwich, Connecticut.

International editions[edit]

International editions include the Robb Report Australia, Robb Report Arabia, Robb Report Russia,[7] Robb Report Kazakhstan, Robb Report Turkey,[7] Robb Report China,[7] Robb Report Brazil,[8] Robb Report Spain, Robb Report India, Robb Report Vietnam, Robb Report Singapore, Robb Report Thailand, Robb Report Malaysia, Robb Report Korea, Robb Report Mexico. In April 2016 UK edition of Robb Report was launched[2] and in October 2016 Robb Report Germany was launched.[9]

Management and headquarters[edit]

Brett Anderson is the magazine's editor in chief and a senior vice president. David Arnold is the magazine's group publisher and a senior vice president.

Its headquarters are located Malibu, California.[1]

Other publications[edit]

A number of other magazines are also published under the Robb Report brand including Collection and Home & Style.

Investments product[edit]

On July 30, 2007, the magazine, through Claymore Securities, introduced an exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Claymore/Robb Report Global Luxury Index ETF (NYSEROB).[10] Claymore closed the fund and liquidated its assets in September 2010.[11] The fund tracked a stock-market index that was designed to capture the opportunity created by companies whose primary business is the provision of global luxury goods and services. The designation of such firms as "luxury" was determined by the publisher of the magazine. The fund's investment adviser was Claymore Advisors, LLC.

The magazine in popular culture[edit]

References in hip hop

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Masthead. Robb Report. July 2010 issue.
  2. ^ a b Lorelei Marfil (April 21, 2016). "Robb Report Launches U.K. Edition". WWD. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Gregory Anderson. Forbes  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Art and Wine" (PDF). Gentry: 76–79. June 2010. 
  5. ^ Keith Kelly (December 3, 2014). "Cavaliers owner Gilbert seals deal for Robb Report". New York Post. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ Dan Gilbert’s Robb Report joins forces with Penske Media
  7. ^ a b c Jason Fell (24 October 2008). "Robb Report on Block, Again". Folio Magazine. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Jane L. Levere (7 October 2013). "A St. Regis New York Face-Lift Spurs a Glamour Campaign". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Wer ist Robb?". 4 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Press release (July 30, 2007). "Claymore Securities Launches First Global Luxury ETF — ETF Tracks the Robb Report Global Luxury Index", Business Wire (via FindArticles). Accessed July 29, 2010.
  11. ^ "Claymore to Shutter Four Low Volume ETFs" Seeking Alpha Date: 08-10-2010.

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